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BCFES Staff Feature | Jan 2023

It takes a whole community of us here at BCFES to help ensure access, retention, and graduation of all students with a lived experience in foster care. To show our appreciation, we are featuring fellow staff members to share a little bit of their world and the passion they have for the students we serve.

Michael De La Cruz

Student Care Advocate at P.A.T.H. at Alamo Colleges

Could you share a little bit about yourself?

M: My name is Michael De La Cruz. I am a Student Care Advocate for the P.A.T.H. Program at Alamo Colleges. I work with former foster and adopted youth to help them receive resources on and off campus. There are P.A.T.H. advocates on every campus, and I am currently a Student Care Advocate for St. Philip’s College, Palo Alto College, and Northeast Lakeview College.

What is P.A.T.H.?

M: P.A.T.H. stands for Partnering, Assisting & Transforming for